Re: "Every patient will die" on artificial heart

From: E. Shaun Russell (
Date: Tue Jul 03 2001 - 21:25:00 MDT

Curt Adams wrote:

>It's nice; but he may just be setting expectations low. The Jarvik-7 was
>painted as a failure, but it kept one patient alive 2 years; not too bad for
>end-stage heart failure. IMO the Jarvik would have been quite useful if
>it hadn't produced so many strokes. They can barely miss +30 days so
>if the populace accepts this hurdle they've already won.

I've been mildly following the advances of Abiomed for the past few months
after Mike Darwin first mentioned it to me. How interesting that this
procedure was done so soon after our V.P. had a defrib implant...

E. Shaun Russell Operations Officer, Extropy Institute
                                       COO and Director, Kryos Biomedical
                  ~K i n e t i c i z e Y o u r P o t e n t i a l~

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